Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991
ALMEIDA, Marcelo Wilson Rocha; LOPES, Catiucia Carneiro; ALMEIDA JUNIOR, Hiram Larangeira de and COSTA, Luis Eugênio. Merkel cell carcinoma in lower end. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.2, pp. 165-167. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912012000200015.
Merkel Cells Carcinoma is a rare cutaneous neoplasia. Studies revealed an increase in the occurrence from 0.15 to 0.44 cases for every 100.000 inhabitants between 1986 and 2001. Around 50% of the patients, eventually, develop systemic disease, being the most common sites the liver, the bones and the brain. The etiology is still unknown. The present study presents a new case of Merkel cells carcinoma in extremity, treated with local resection and adjuvant radiotherapy.
Keywords : Carcinoma, Merkel cell; Skin neoplasms; Lower extremity; Radiotherapy; Drug therapy.